Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Subaru Forester transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192002


  • miles


Consumer was parking on an upgrade. Consumer stated that they put vehicle in park attempted to exit when vehicle began to roll backwards. Consumer applied brakes, pedal went to the floor. Which resulted in vehicle crossing a residential street and stopping in someones yard. Consumer feels this was very dangerous, someone could have been hit.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 292000

Forester 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips into neutral while accelerating on to the interstate, transmission was rebuit by Subaru at 30,767 miles.

- Great Bend, PA, USA

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